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Brown Bag Lunch

Montpelier Alive Celebrates Community Members

Photo by Jim Sheridan

At last Thursday's Brown Bag Lunch, all in attendance enjoyed the music of the Star Line Rhythm Boys and Montpelier Alive  used the gathering to double as their annual meeting.

On an average Thursday in summer, Brown Bag's are a great opportunity to get outside during the lunch hour and see some local musicians jam out.  It's also an excuse to walk by the hotdog vendor and chat with the folks in line. This week, it was an occasion for awards:

WDEV Radio AM 550 from Waterbury received an award for outstanding support following flooding in the wake of heavy rains that fell on May 26.

Andrew Brewer of Onion River Sports, Onion River Kids & The Shoe Horn was presented the Downtown Spirit Award for his indominable energy and efforts to make our downtown exciting and inviting.

Montpelier Alive board member Lynn Syz was declared "Outstanding Volunteer" for her many contributions to the community.

Our own Mary Heney and Tim Heney of the Heney Family Main Street LLC received a Downtown Stewardship award for projects in the works behind 73 Main Street. The goal is to create a more welcoming, accessible and appealing environment bordering the back of the Blanchard Block. Thinking about this underutilized space in the center of town, we are excited to imagine sitting out back on a bench that overlooks more than a city parking lot.

As Mayor Mary Hooper loves to say, "Great places do not happen accidentally."

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